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    Old 03-23-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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    confused about when to take meds and vitamins

    I am on several meds and I also take vitamins suppliments... I am confused on when to take them and what pills are not to be taken together...I know that some interact with each other. I am on a multivitamin,I take E and Calcium/with D, I take fish oil my prescriptions are Lipator Gemfibrozil, and fosamax, I take the Fosamax on sunday mornings, and take the Lipator before bedtime as suggested by my Dr. I was told to take the Gemfibrozil 2X a day, as well as the calcium, and take the fish oil 2 or 3 times a day.I was on other suppliments but dont take them now. can someone with some experience help me work out a time schedual, that I can write down and put on my bathroom mirror to remind me..hahaha. Thanks so much. Also when I need to take a pain medication such as tylenol or my naproxin for my back, will that interfere with my other meds? Thanks again

     
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    Re: confused about when to take meds and vitamins

    Some vitamins are fat-soluble, meaning that they are best absorbed when you take them with some fat (food). As for drug interactions, your pharmacist would be the best person to talk to about this. They can tell you if there are certain medications that you shouldn't take at the same time of day, and also whether you can take over the counter medications with your prescriptions.

     
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    Re: confused about when to take meds and vitamins

    Do an internet search on drug interactions. There is a site you can go to and put in everything you are taking and see if they interact.

     
    Old 03-24-2006, 04:59 AM   #4
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    Re: confused about when to take meds and vitamins

    Thanks for the imput! I will do a web search.

     
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